Thursday, October 4, 2012

City tennis courts receive facelift

Whether you play like Roger Federer or Richie Tenenbaum, you’ll love The City’s improved tennis courts.

Twenty-eight tennis courts were upgraded at 10 different sites across Calgary in 2012 at a cost of $246,637, through the community investment fund.

The scope of work for each tennis court varied, from simple resurfacing to major redevelopment. A complete reconstruction of three tennis courts in the community of Pineridge cost $91,800 - 37 per cent of the total budget.

“Our tennis courts are well used and wear and tear is inevitable over time,” says Doug Marter, Manager of Planning and Development Services with The City of Calgary Parks. “The tennis courts that were allocated monies from the community investment fund were identified through a rigorous Council-approved process that prioritizes infrastructure projects based on greatest need.”

The City owns and operates 160 outdoor tennis courts at 51 sites. These courts are seasonally available and free to use. They are an important part of communities and offer recreational opportunities for people of all ages and fitness levels.

In addition to Pineridge, other tennis court upgrade sites included:
  • North Glenmore Park
  • Hamptons
  • Queensland
  • Monterey Park
  • Rundle
  • Marlborough
  • Mayland Heights
  • Shawnessy
  • Shawnee Slopes
Created by City Council on July 25, 2011, the community investment fund will invest $252 million from 2012 to 2016 into tangible and useful community improvements on things like libraries, recreation centres, swimming pools, arenas, athletic fields, parks, playgrounds and emergency services.

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